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What is the purpose of the cotton that is placed in bottles of pain relievers?

What is the purpose of the cotton that is placed in bottles of pain relievers?

To make you happy: When i asked around by this i was given several reasons. The ones that made most sense to me were: 1) prevent pill breakage when shaken 2) it makes the customer happy because there is a nice clean fluffy white cotton ball - that way you know it is a fresh bottle and not used. ...Read more

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Why do medicine bottles have cotton & paper in there? R they supposed to be fresh to be effective?

Why do medicine bottles have cotton & paper in there?  R they supposed to be fresh to be effective?

Protection: They protect the pills from breakage. The label will have an expiration date for the medication. ...Read more

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Hurry what am i supposed to do with the cotton in pregnenolone supplement bottle?

Hurry what am i supposed to do with the cotton in pregnenolone supplement bottle?

Arts and crafts: The cotton (or cotton-like material) in a bottle of pills fills up the extra space in the bottle, helping to prevent the pills from tossing around during shipping. This keeps the outer surface of the pills in good condition. A patient can use the cotton to make arts and crafts, or if worried about medicine residue on the cotton, can just toss it into the trash. ...Read more

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I've been working on my feet at a restaurant sometimes 8-10 hours a day every day. What can I do to relieve the pain on my big toe, heels and legs. It hurts to walk most times. I have good shoes with insoles and i've had to put cotton balls on the side of

I've been working on my feet at a restaurant sometimes 8-10 hours a day every day. What can I do to relieve the pain on my big toe, heels and legs. It hurts to walk most times. I have good shoes with insoles and i've had to put cotton balls on the side of

Custom orthotics: See a foot specialist to check alignment of your foot. You may need more support than commercial available arch support. Shoes also need to be checked. A more rigid shoe is needed. It sounds like you have flat feet and are having symptoms that are consistent with this condition. Earth shoes may help offload the ball of your foot. ...Read more

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Wounded at center of foot sole and infected.the nurse use Iodine cotton to wash the wound without anesthesia .how to relive pain when dressing change?

Premedicate: When a wound change is performed, certainly it can hurt. The best thing to do, would be to take Tylenol (acetaminophen) 45 minutes before the wound change, or Motrin (ibuprofen) 30 minutes before. If you have other pain meds, you would want to take them BEFORE the wound change -the medicine needs to absorb into your system first. Sometimes some ice first or the 'cold spray' would help immediately. ...Read more

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I have an extremely terrible ear ache that makes it hard to eat, sleep or work. I have tried Tylenol, (acetaminophen) cotton balls and even a hot bottle water.

I have an extremely terrible ear ache that makes it hard to eat, sleep or work. I have tried Tylenol, (acetaminophen) cotton balls and even a hot bottle water.

Ear vs TMJ: Any other signs of TMJ problem? Painful chewing, limited oral opening, jaw clicking? if so, you probably have TMJ - see TMJ expert. If only ear pain, take OTC pain meds and see ENT doc. ...Read more

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Is cotton better for athletes in the heat?

Is cotton better for athletes in the heat?

No: There are new blends that pull the moisture away from the skin and these seem to be better. ...Read more

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Would an ordinary cotton line be used like floss?

Would an ordinary cotton line be used like floss?

Don't recommend it.: I don't know for certain what an ordinary cotton line would be, but I do know that dental floss is made to not leave fibers behind as you use it. Floss is the best thing, therefore, to use. ...Read more

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